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Bob Filner to resign as San Diego mayor, reports say

11:42 AM, Aug 22, 2013   |    comments
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner reportedly will resign as part of a deal reached to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, according to two local TV stations.

NBC News 7 in San Diego cites "several" unnamed sources as saying Filner will step down from the post he was elected to in November after a closed session of the City Council on Friday. The ABC affiliate said it has "confirmed" Filner will resign.

At least 18women have come forward to accuse the mayor, a Democrat and former member of Congress, of inappropriate behavior, including groping and unwanted kissing. He apologized for his behavior and recently went through two weeks of intensive therapy.

Filner and the city reached an agreement Wednesday after three days of talks to settle the lawsuit against the mayor and San Diego. City Attorney Jan Goldsmith announced the plan but did not divulge details pending a resolution to be approved by the City Council.

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